Monday, October 21, 2013

Justin's Week 7 Mock Draft

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) - Teddy Bridgewater (QB/Louisville)

The Jaguars are a mess at the quarterback position and the team has already began the process of overhauling their roster.  Blaine Gabbert will likely be a part of the purge so the team will need to find their new guy in the draft.

Louisville was upset this weekend by Central Florida, but Bridgewater was still solid, completing 76.3-percent of his passes and a pair of touchdowns.

2. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Jadeveon Clowney (DE/South Carolina)

Cleveland needs a quarterback too, but more importantly, they need to take the best player available.  Clowney would solidify an already talented front seven.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) - Tajh Boyd (QB/Clemson)

I wanted to drop Boyd after a poor performance against Florida State, but the Buccaneers need a quarterback and if Boyd bounces back next week, he will be fine.  Mike Glennon has shown that he isn't the answer to the Buccaneers quarterback woes.

4. Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Anthony Barr (OLB/UCLA)

Stanford tried to neutralize Barr by running the ball, but he still wreaked havoc, registering eight tackles.  Barr is a stud pass rusher and would be a huge addition for Oakland.

5. Buffalo Bills (5-11) - Jake Matthews (OT/Texas A&M)

Buffalo's pass block unit has been among the worst in the NFL.  Cordy Glenn can't cut it at left tackle and either needs to move to the right or slide inside at guard.  Matthews, son of Hall of Fame tackle Bruce Matthews has been solid for Texas A&M all season.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (6-10) - Bradley Roby (CB/Ohio State)

Philadelphia's pass defense has been among the worst in the NFL this season.  Their secondary has been getting burned and the team will need to bring in someone who can cover during the offseason.

7. Tennessee Titans (6-10) - Marcus Roberson (CB/Florida)

Alterraun Verner has had a great season and will command a big contract in free agency.  If the Titans let him walk, they will need to replace him.

8. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Taylor Lewan (OT/Michigan)

With Roger Saffold entering free agency at season's end, the Rams will need to address the offensive line, again.  Sam Bradford will need protection even more next season after suffering a torn ACL.

9. Minnesota Vikings (7-9) - Johnny Manziel (QB/Texas A&M)

Josh Freeman was horrible in his Minnesota debut an unless he drastically improves, he won't be the team's signal caller in 2014.  Manziel didn't have his A game against Auburn, but he still nearly led the team to a win.

10. New York Giants (7-9) - C.J. Mosley (LB/Alabama)

The Giants need help all across their defense and Mosley is the top defensive player available.  Middle linebackers seldom go in the top 10, but I think Mosley can be the exception.

11. New York Jets (7-9) - Sammy Watkins (WR/Clemson)

Geno Smith needs some weapons in order to be successful in the NFL.  He played well against New England, but without quality weapons, he will continue to be inconsistent.

12. St. Louis Rams (7-9) - Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (S/Alabama)

Rodney McLeod has been a weak link within the secondary for the Rams this season.  The team will need to find some replacements on a defense that has been awful all season.

13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) - Ra'Shede Hageman (DE/Minnesota)

At 6'6" 310 pounds, Hageman is a monster at the end position.  He is a threat in multiple ways on the pass defense, both as a rusher as well as a threat to break up plays.  Hageman had an interception and three pass deflections against Northwestern.

14. Detroit Lions (8-8) - Cyrus Kouandjio (OT/Alabama)

Riley Reiff has been less than stellar at left tackle, but he played well on the right side last season.  Perhaps the Lions will bring in another tackle to help protect Matt Stafford.

15. Cincinnati Bengals (8-8) - Louis Nix (DT/Notre Dame)

Yes, the Bengals have one of the league's best defensive tackles in Geno Atkins, but could you imagine how great their defensive line could be with Nix added?  Basically nobody would be able to run against Cincinnati.

16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) - Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE/Washington)

The tank is almost empty for Antonio Gates.  If he decides to retire at the end of the season, the Chargers will need a new security blanket for Philip Rivers. Seferian-Jenkins is an absolute stud at tight end, in the same mold of Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.

17. Atlanta Falcons (8-8) - Khalil Mack (DE/Buffalo)

Atlanta has almost no pass rush and if they want to compete in the NFC South, they need to find a way to get to the quarterback.

18. Miami Dolphins (8-8) - Antonio Richardson (OT/Tennessee)

Miami acquired Bryant McKinnie from Baltimore, but his career is over. Miami's pass defense was terrible against Buffalo and it allowed Mario Williams to come up with two game changing sacks in the fourth quarter.

19. Baltimore Ravens (8-8) - Mike Evans (WR/Texas A&M)

Torrey Smith can't get it done all by himself.  Jacoby Jones is awful and the Ravens will need to find a new receiver for their system.  Evans would succeed in the slot in Baltimore.

20. Carolina Panthers (9-7) - Marqise Lee (WR/USC)

Brandon LaFell is too inconsistent to be a starting wide receiver and Steve Smith is at the tail end of his career.  Cam Newton needs a new option at receiver.

21. Houston Texans (8-8) - A.J. Johnson (LB/Tennessee)

The Texans are thin at linebacker and have been in the middle since trading DeMeco Ryans.  Johnson would line up well next to Brian Cushing.

22. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) - Vic Beasley (DE/Clemson)

Beasley has been a monster all season, but he is undersized.  Regardless, Dallas may take a flyer on him with Anthony Spencer headed to free agency.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) - James Hurst (OT/North Carolina)

The Steelers offensive line has really regressed over the past two seasons.  The entire line will need to be addressed during the offseason.

24. Chicago Bears (10-6) - Jason Verrett (CB/TCU)

Chicago is facing the possibility that both of their starting cornerbacks could be lost to free agency.  Even if only one is retained, they will need to replace the other.

25. Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) - Jordan Matthews (WR/Vanderbilt)

Right now Dwayne Bowe is the only real solid option for Alex Smith, and Bowe has regressed a lot this season.  The Chiefs will need to take a receiver early in the draft.

26. San Francisco 49ers (10-6) - Kyle Van Noy (DE/BYU)

With Aldon Smith's cloudy future and Justin Smith's aging, the pass rush again has become an issue for the 49ers.

27. New Orleans Saints (10-6) - Adrian Hubbard (DE/Alabama)

The Saints need to address their defensive line, which has not been spectacular this season.  Will Smith is at the end of his career.

28. New England Patriots (12-4) - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB/Oregon)

Aqib Talib will be a free agent and can demand a big contract at season's end.  If the Patriots lose him, a replacement will be needed.

29. Green Bay Packers (9-7) - Scott Crichton (DE/Oregon State)

The Packers are thin at the pass rush and it shows now that Nick Perry is injured.  Crichton can provide them depth.

30. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Lache Seastrunk (RB/Baylor)

The Browns are clearly trying to rebuild.  Seastrunk has had a great season at Baylor and emerged as a first round candidate.

31. Seattle Seahawks (11-5) - Cameron Erving (OT/Florida State)

The Seahawks are a very solid team, but they need help on their offensive line for team to really be elite. Erving could start on the right side.

32. Denver Broncos (13-3) - Cyril Richardson (G/Baylor)

Blocking was an issue for Denver last week, especially on the interior of their offensive line.  Richardson can play both guard or right tackle.

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